Schools collaborate with McDonald’s for McTeacher’s night | Community Spirit
On Friday, May 18 McDonald’s Owner/Operators of the Capital Region will distribute $25,629.91 to 53 local schools.
The schools collaborated with McDonald’s on McTeacher’s night, April 3, to raise funds to benefit almost 25,000 students and their families.
"McDonald's is committed, especially in this challenging economic time, to help our neighborhood schools provide needed resources for our children" said Renee Reardon, president of McDonald's Owner Operators of the Capital Region in a statement. "It was very gratifying to not only repeat, but to increase the success of McTeacher's Night again this year. We are delighted that so many parents, teachers, school administrators and community members rally for such a worthy cause."
Four simultaneous check signings will be held at the following local McDonald’s:
1602 Western Avenue Albany, NY,
220 North Comrie Avenue Johnstown, NY,
197 South Broadway Saratoga, NY,
2 Commercial Street Adams, MA.
During McTeacher’s Night, principals, PTA presidents, teachers and parents from participating schools joined hundreds of McDonald’s employees at community restaurants in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, Watervliet, Lee, Bennington, Pittsfield, Adams and North Adams, Delmar, Clifton Park, and Ballston Spa, Queensbury, Hudson, Johnstown, Gloversville and Middleburgh and surrounding areas.
Employees greeted customers, took orders, and assisted in food preparation for students, their parents and other school supporters in order to raise funds for their schools.
"We truly appreciate the opportunity to have been part of McTeacher's Night. Besides the income received, it was great publicity and enabled students to see their teachers in a different light, and for our teachers to appreciate the hard work some of our parents do – especially at peak times,” said a school principal in a thank you letter to one of the restaurant owners.